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Monday, January 8, 2007

Andre the Giant - The Greatest Drunk on Earth

The Modern Drunkard Magazine recently published an article entitled The Greatest Drunk on Earth about Andre the Giant and his drinking habits. The article describes how Andre the Giant was not only a great wrestler and actor (The Princess Bride), but he also had quite a knack for drinking. The man, who suffered from a rare glandular disease, acromegaly, which caused his body to over-produce growth hormones, loved to drink and could consume quite a lot more than the average man. Here is one excerpt from the article....

"You won’t find it in the Guinness Book of World Records, but Andre the Giant holds the world record for the largest number of beers consumed in a single sitting. These were standard 12-ounce bottles of beer, nothing fancy, but during a six-hour period Andre drank 119 of them. It was one of the few times Andre got drunk enough to pass out, which he did in a hallway at his hotel...... That’s a beer every three minutes, non stop"

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